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Pre-Order The Thing From Another World (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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  2. Robert Crawford

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    A day one purchase for me, no matter the pricing that's how much I love this film.
     
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    Blind purchase worthy? I like a good sci-fi film now and then
     
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    Ron,

    Just remember this movie came out in 1951. It was a ground-breaking film that has been beloved by Sci-fi and movie fans since they were kids. Seeing this as a mature adult, you might be let down, but it was well done. Furthermore, considering the production codes and the special effects limitation of that era I think it's still one of the best Sci-fi movies I'd ever seen. I try to watch this film at least once every year. This year it will be 3 times because I watched it twice already on Filmstruck/Criterion app.
     
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    One more thing, the running time should be just 87 minutes and the film moves along at a brisk pace. Just a thought with it coming out on Blu-ray, memories of days gone by when I was a little kid along with my older siblings watching this film at night without any lights on in the house without any of our parents around to bother us.
     
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    This ran on Million Dollar Movie (WOR-TV in NY) back in the day, which meant it was shown 16 times during a one-week period. I probably watched ten of those showings, commercials and all. I later acquired a full-length Super 8mm print that got a lot of use back in the 80's. Incredibly tense and scary for a 50's sci-fi, most of which were cheeseball giant insect or ridiculous female-societies-on-the-moon kind of fodder. THE THING had brains, a good script (arguably directed by Howard Hawks more than by the credited Christian Nyby) wonderful actors playing perfectly believable characters, all speaking rapid-fire, overlapping dialog. The giger counter that is used as a means of determining how close The Thing is works better than any suspense tools in more modern films (the ALIEN tracker being an exception), such as "Do I cut the red wire or the blue wire?" and increasingly rapid sonar pings aboard submarines. If you ever thought that Kenneth Tobey was a talentless actor, you need this film.
     
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    Another immediate purchase.
     
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    It certainly was which is where I probably discovered it in the early 1960's. Just a great entertaining film.
     
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    Excellent news! I'm assuming then, that Warner Archive have found a way to make the previously cut footage look good enough for their stringent Blu-Ray standards. The Amazon listing says 87 minutes, so this must be complete. It's about time this classic gets released.
     
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    This movie, along with King Kong (1933), The Wolf Man (1941), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), is what I gave a late 20's coworker who told me "I don't watch old BW movies because they're not as good as what's made today." That was during a discussion of classic BW horror/SF movies (she's a huge horror fan but had ruled out anything made before ~1970). She watched all of them at my insistence. They made her a believer that she'd been missing out on tons of excellent movies because of that "no BW or pre-1970 movies" stance. While she likes John Carpenter's remake better (in all fairness, she did see it first), she does like the original.

    I'm highly biased as I have a love of 50s SF/Horror movies and will watch almost any of them over anything newer.

    It's from Howard Hawks. It's 50s SF/Horror. Yes! It's blind purchase worthy.
     
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    Okay, okay, ENOUGH!!!

    I'm making a blind purchase right now. Everyone Happy?!
     
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    I only care if you're happy Ron about buying and then seeing it which is why I listed those caveats in my prior posts.
     
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    ...and so you should be!

    I will get back to all of you after I view this.
     
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    I'm looking forward to reading your comments whether positive or negative. Only one month to go before release date.
     
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    I'm a Million Dollar Movie child, too!! Dick's comments above are spot on!!!
     
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    For me, it was one of the things that formulated my love for classic films. Another one was the Late, Late, Shows on Channel 2/WCBS. For those of us that grew up in the NYC Metro area back in the day, we were pretty lucky due to Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 & 11 that constantly broadcast classic films. Did I forget any other channels?
     
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    while not as iconic as the Drew Struzan poster for the Carpenter remake, it would have been nice to use the original "non spoiler" poster art for this release
     
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    It wasn't until I was older and the show was over that I found out the theme music was from GWTW. Channel 9 WOR also had Movie of the Week, I believe and was responsible for the Thanksgiving holiday tradition of showing the three "monkey movies": Kong, Son of... and Mighty Joe. I will be ordering The Thing, too, for the record. It never gets old for me. I can't say whether it's nostalgia, repeated childhood viewing, the movie, itself, or all of the above. The moving dismembered arm and accompanying music still haunts.
     
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    I suppose we geezers all pretty much have similar stories but different stations, channels and movies depending on where you lived. I grew up in the San Francisco bay area and my introduction to classic cinema came when channel 7 (KGO?) purchased a batch of 1930s and 1940s MGM films and my pretentious adolescent self devoured them. I even remember my very first movie from the bunch: They Met In Bombay with Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell. This is probably why I have a great affection for MGM's "golden" period. I don't recall Warners, Columbia, Paramount, Universal etc. films popping up much on local TV growing up.
     
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    I just watched "They Met in Bombay" again the other day.
     
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